To round out my Challenge, I wanted to make a final stab at retaining the Sarah's Choice award. When I saw this miniature, I was a little struck by the ethereal grace of her. I thought she'd look great alone on a cliff edge, looking out. Perhaps a sailor's wife, waiting for his return, quietly looking out over crashing waves for sails on the horizon, with the breeze catching her hair. Or perhaps she is a ghostly spirit of a long-forgotten memory, a goddess or elven queen.
There's only so much space on a 30mm base, I wasn't up for making cliffs and crashing waves. But I thought I'd position her offset slightly from the usual position on the base, which I think draws out her loneliness a little. A simple paint job to bring out the simplicity of the sculpt, in my usual clean style. I tried a new recipe for the blonde hair and am rather pleased with it. She was a pain to photograph though, the flash often makes the dress look harshly pale.
This is about the fourth round of photographing her - every time I spotted niggles that I had to return to the painting table to put right. While I felt she deserved me doing her eyes, I rarely do them for a reason and this shows why. Sadly, that's the best I could manage.
Still, she is a lovely miniature and was a joy to paint. Hasslefree Miniatures.